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Performer: Gerhard Siegel

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ManchesterThe Hallé - Siegfried: Acts I and II

© B. Ealovega
Wagner: Siegfried: Acts I and II
The Hallé; Sir Mark Elder; Simon O'Neill; Gerhard Siegel; Iain Paterson; Clive Bailey

BudapestSalomeNew production

Strauss R.: Salome
Balázs Kocsár; Ferenc Anger; Hungarian State Opera; Tamás Dobrosi; Gergely Zöldy; Andrea Rost; Ildikó Komlósi

ClevelandOpera: Tristan und Isolde

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Franz Welser-Möst; Gerhard Siegel; Nina Stemme; Ain Anger; Okka von der Damerau

LondonDas Rheingold

Wagner: Das Rheingold
Sir Antonio Pappano; Keith Warner; Royal Opera; Stefanos Lazaridis; Marie-Jeanne Lecca; John Lundgren; Markus Eiche


Wagner: Siegfried
Sir Antonio Pappano; Keith Warner; Royal Opera; Stefanos Lazaridis; Marie-Jeanne Lecca; Stefan Vinke; Gerhard Siegel
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Neuenfels' bloodless Salome in Berlin

Ausrine Stundyte (Salome) and Christian Natter (Oscar Wilde) © Monika Rittershaus
Hans Neuenfels new Salome proves a strangely non-committal affair at the Staatsoper, but Thomas Guggeis conducts impressively.
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Christian Thielemann's Staatskapelle Dresden excels in Siegfried

Gerhard Siegel (Mime) and Andreas Schager (Siegfried) © Klaus Gigga
The third installment of Semperoper Dresden’s Ring des Nibelungen cycle ups the ante with an outstanding ensemble performance.
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All hands on Decker for Das Rheingold in Dresden

Albert Dohmen (Alberich) © Klaus Gigga
Wagner demands vocal resilience from the large cast of singers in Das Rheingold, but Willy Decker wants strong thigh muscles as well.
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Skilfully constructed: Wozzeck at the Salzburg Festival

Matthias Goerne (Wozzeck) © Salzburger Festspiele | Ruth Walz
A skilfully constructed production, and one that plays with the our perspectives. Whether the images are flashbacks from a war-troubled Wozzeck or a Büchner-esque portent of the horrors to come is left for the audience to decide.
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A Salome lacking drama at the Verbier Festival

Gun-Brit Barkmin © Aline Paley
Like most honest listeners I crave a taste of turpitude in Salome.
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